Employees of the Month! March 2017

March 2017 Employees of the Month!

At Your Employment Solutions we know that the staffing business is the people business. YES, we want to help people find good jobs in Utah! Our company mission is to match the right person to the right job every time. That said, we truly appreciate and care about the people we get to meet and work with on a daily basis. We wouldn’t have been voted one of the best places to work in Utah two years in a row if not for our hard-working and incredible co-workers and employees!

Congratulations Matthew Mills!

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We want to congratulate Matthew Mills who was our March Employee of the Month in Logan, Utah! DeNae Paspuel, one of our great account managers, nominated Matthew and had this to say about him:

“Matthew is a new employee and is killing it in CSR. He is good on the phones and always communicates with Icon and YES on any concerns or questions. He has represented YES well and we are so glad to have him working with us.”

We asked Matthew to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing through a friend.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? ICON, just good working with awesome and kind people.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Nothing at all.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would say go for it. They work well with you and are understanding. 

Matthew was awarded a thank you certificate and YES hoodie for his great work. Thanks again Matthew for being a part of the hard-working Logan, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Kahmahree Jones!

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We want to congratulate Kahmahree Jones who was our March Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Adam Parea, one our awesmoe account managers, nominated Kahmahree and had this to say about her:

“Kahmahree is a great worker, she caught on really fast with every task she was given and she is one of a kind on the job that people rarely see when getting brought into the Fresenius pack out area. Her leads are very impressed with the work she has done in the little time she has been working for the company.”

We asked Kahmahree to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing agency online through DWS and Indeed.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? This is the only job I have had with YES. I like it and I love the pay and the people here that I work with are great. .

3. What do you think would make YES better? Everything is good. Everyone is great in both offices I go to and everyone is quick to answer my questions and I am very satisfied with what YES does for me.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would refer them to YES first before they go to any other temp agency.

Kahmahree was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for her great work. Thanks again Kahmahree for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Luz Gonzalez!

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We want to congratulate Luz Gonzalez who was our February Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Rosyne Pedreanez, one of our great account managers, nominated Luz and had this to say about her:

“Luz has been awesome to work with. She is also wanting to work and do more all the time. She has perfect attendance and is always committed to do her best. She has been consistently improving her productivity and is one our top performers. Her positive attitude is inspiring, she is always on the go and we sure appreciate her and her everyday efforts. Way to go Luz, thank you so much!”

We asked Luz to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? My husband used to work for YES and he took me there too.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Sephora has been my only job and I really like it.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Keep working on referral programs and options for current employees to keep recommending friends.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? Out of the agencies I have worked for, YES has been my favorite. Expect the best but also give the best.

Luz was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for her great work. Thanks again Luz for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Estela Rodriguez!

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We want to congratulate Estela Rodriguez who was our March Employee of the Month for one of our on-site clients in North Salt Lake! David Carrejo, one of our amazing North Salt Lake account managers, nominated Estela and had this to say about her:

 “Estela is here everyday. She makes all the new hires feel welcome and helps them to understand workplace expectations. Thank you Estela!”

We asked Estela to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I have worked with YES for 12 years.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? I have enjoyed all of my jobs with YES. I have worked in cleaning and production.

3. What do you think would make YES better? I think it would be great to have all YES employees treat each other with kindness.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? To go give YES a try and prove to them that they are good workers.

Estela was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for her great work. Thanks again Estela for being a part of the hard-working Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Nicholas Doe!

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We want to congratulate Nicholas Doe who was our March Employee of the Month for our North Salt Lake, Utah staffing office! Cassandra Smith, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Nicholas and had this to say about him:

“When I first meet Nicholas, I called him in for a delivery driver job and he was a great person to talk to. I was at first hesitant to offer him the job but then he surprised me with all of his experience.  He is working at one of our clients doing CDL-B delivery and pulling in 70+ hours a week. This is insane, but for a great family man like Nicholas this is dedication. He is the hardest working and dedicated employee I have seen in a very long time. Also, our client noticed this and they offered to hire him on permanently after 3 weeks of service. Nicholas is an excellent example of YES dedication and employee commitment to find the right person for the right opportunity. Thank you, Nick for being a great asset to YES. I appreciate your hard work.”

Nicholas was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for his great work. Thanks again Nicholas for being a part of the hard-working West Valley City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Carmen Vasquez!

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We want to congratulate Carmen Vasquez who was our March Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Alejandra Ledesma, one of our great account managers, nominated Carmen and had this to say about her:

“Carmen is such a sweet lady. She comes to work every day rain, snow or hail. She walks about 2-3 miles every day to come to work. She never complains has the best attitude!”

Carmen was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for her great work. Thanks again Carmen for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Tracy Bowen!

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We want to congratulate Tracy Bowen who was our March Employee of the Month for our West Valley City, Utah staffing office! Kennth Vanderburg, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Tracy and had this to say about him:

“Tracy has been a very dedicated worker and one of our most reliable employees. We appreciate him and all the work he does for us.”

Tracy was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for his great work. Thanks again Tracy for being a part of the hard-working West Valley City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Keith Van Dyke!

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We want to congratulate Keith Van Dyke who was our March Employee of the Month for our Ogden, Utah staffing office! Angelica Vazquez, one of our great account managers, nominated Keith and had this to say about him:

“Keith is such a great employee. He has had really good attendance, has not been late and is always looking for a chance to grow. He is one reliable employee very responsible as well. He is just awesome!”

Keith was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for his great work. Thanks again Keith for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

YES Employee Spotlight | March 2017

The Staffing People at YES are the Best in Utah!

This month we’d like to take some time to recognize a fairly new employee to our Ogden office staff, but despite having been with us for less than a year, she is fantastic nonetheless!

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Thank You Angy Vazquez | YES March Employee Spotlight

Angelica Vazquez is the YES Employee Spotlight for March and is one who definitely shines bright as an Account Manager for us! Angy is friendly, fun loving, dedicated, and is an extremely hard worker. We value her for the work she provides, but also for the smiles and laughs she creates along the way.

We asked Angy to answer 11 questions about work and life. Here’s what she had to say:

1. Five things you enjoy.
1. My family
2. Helping others
3. Food
4. Cosmetology
5. Nature/Experiencing new things

2. Three things you don’t.
1. Picking my nose due to the weather in UT
2. Omar eating MY food
3. Dishonest people

3. What do you like most about working at YES?
My co-workers they are so fun even when it can be crazy at times.

4. What do you think would make YES better?
Honestly I would not change anything. We have great management.

5. If you could meet anyone, who?
My great, great grandma (heart).

6. Your favorite place in the world.
It would be Egypt, even though I haven’t gone yet.

7. On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you enjoy eating other people’s food?
If I don’t know the person, it will be like a 3. If I know the person then it will be a 10.

8. What is the number one challenge you face in your job?
Having to deal with people who choose to lie just to miss work.

9. What do you think is the best way to meet that challenge?
To talk to the employee and hopefully get through to them.

10. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES?
YES is a great company to work for. YES has great management, great co-workers and is a wonderful staffing agency. Your Employment Solutions is just amazing you’ll find out once you start working with us. I’ll let the company do the talking.

11. You’re about to become a mother. If the only two names left in the world that you were allowed to name your baby after were Reed Laws (president of YES) or Kerry Westenskow (vice president) which name would you choose?
Hmmm… it is pretty complicated. But I would have to combine them both. I would name the baby Rerry. ;)

Thank you so much for being such a solid member of our team, Angy! We’re looking forward to working with you for much longer than a year!

Alison Evans
Human Resources Manager
Your Employment Solutions

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Utah Job Numbers | March 2017

The Latest Employment Numbers in Utah

Every month the Utah Department of Work Force Services releases current jobs and unemployment numbers for the state. Watch their most recent video below for a detailed update (released in March) of January’s employment data.

The state of Utah currently has a 3.1% unemployment rate which is well below the 4.8% national average.

We’ve also seen a 3.0% job growth rate last month compared to the 1.6% national growth rate.

“We have robust economic activity,” says Carrie Mayne, Chief Economist at the Department of Workforce Services. “The labor market is really churning.”

utah employmentHow Do Utah Employment Numbers Affect the Staffing Industry?

Denae Paspuel, out of our Logan, Utah staffing office simply had this to say about the latest job report. Work is available. Are you?”

Logan Laws, the branch manager at our North Salt Lake office, added, “This is a market that is almost completely in favor of the employees and the lead economist echoes that when she said that now is the time to go for a higher paying job or that promotion you have been wanting. Demand for solid workers is through the roof and people are starting to pay towards their desperation.”

To work with Your Employment Solutions, please visit our Request an Employee page.

To see our current available Utah jobs please visit jobsyes.com

Cheers to Utah Jobs!
Eric Nelson

Director of Marketing
Your Employment Solutions
“I help connect Utah jobseekers to Utah jobs.”

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Challenges in Staffing

Understanding the Changing Landscape of the Staffing Industry is Critical to Continued Growth

challenges in staffingThe staffing industry today works in a very dynamic business environment, perhaps the most dynamic the industry has seen since its evolution. It no longer only plays the role of simply replacing absentee employees with temporary ones, but has now taken a more strategic role in providing their clients with a variety of employment solutions and services.

These recent indicators provide incredible optimism and excitement for the industry:

  • Education is projected to grow by 15% plus percentage for individuals
  • Industry projections say growth of in the staffing industry will end the year between 5-12% with record revenues in excess of $123 billion dollars
  • 36% of employers will add full time head count with less than 10% saying the will decrease
  • 83% of employers state they will increase compensation and starting wages

While it appears to be wind at our back, sails at full mast, full steam ahead for the industry. The desired horizon is becoming difficult to obtain. Challenges and opportunities plague this dynamic market. Call them growing pains, the function of a growing segment, however you term they are real barriers to the moment of continued growth that the staffing industry desires.

When discussing challenges in the staffing industry there are 3 areas that continually rise to the top of any discussion:

The Decreasing Talent Pool

With record low unemployment numbers, it is becoming more and more difficult to find qualified talent to meet the needs of clients. “Full employment” type conditions have forced a shift in the market from employer’s controlling the balance of work to the employees. Further complicating this balance is the decrease in skilled employees to match the requests of employers. Finding new ways to effectively and efficiently recruit and retain employees has provided difficult and often time very expensive technological challenges.

In order to be successful in this new market staffing agencies are being forced to find ways to separate themselves from their competition in the battle for employee retention. Engagement within the contingent workforce is critical today. Work opportunities abound so wage offerings, diversification of potential assignments along with communication with employees are creating separation within staffing companies. Finding new and creative way to measure retention and promoter scores is a necessity. Utilizing technology to allow applicants to apply, accept and report for jobs is an expectation in the new market place

Understanding and Addressing Millennials in the Workforce.

There is a shift occurring in the potential workforce. In the next 5 years over 50% of potential candidates with be considered millennials. Millennials have a very different view of the world. There are a generation who were wired at birth. They function on instant access to information and gratification. They cut their teeth on I-everything. Their desired states of compensation are driven by time off, social conscious, and the ability to make a difference. Often categorized as lazy or detached, they prefer to solve problems their way, they love to challenge the status quo – often times finding better and more efficient ways to solve problems. If they connect with the mission of a company will become some the most loyal and engaged employees in the organization.

Whatever thought, time, or effort you put into understanding the millennial generation will be worth it. The better an organization is at “getting” them, the more valuable their unique combination of skills, quirks, goals and thought processes will be. Attracting and retaining this up and coming workforce will provide a unique advantage for the firms who embrace their unique sill sets.

Set Expectations and Become Indispensable to Clients

One of the biggest challenges in the industry is managing the skill sets that clients are looking for. Clients are not always aware however of the talent shortage. Armed with industry knowledge and insight, staffing firms can become consultants for their clients. Using supply and demand data helps set realistic expectations for clients. Data will allow you to empower clients and help establish your firm as a valuable and informed resource.

utah staffing industryIntegrating yourself as an extension of you clients recruiting plan allows you to become an indispensable part of your client’s strategic plan. As a staffing firm, if you are not paying attention to how your clients are using technology to communicate and gather information on their hiring end, you are going to miss out on opportunities. Deliver tangible ROI in key performance segments allows you as an agency to move from a transactional need, to an indispensable partner.

Not one of us can change the direction of the wind, but we can always adjust our sails to reach our destination. Barriers, challenges or opportunities which ever your perspective is, understanding the changing landscaping of the staffing industry is critical to continued growth. Differentiating how you will use data, leverage technology to recruit and communicate, while maximizing emergence into a new and diverse workforce will position your organization for success well into the future.

Jeff Arnold
Vice President of Business Development
Your Employment Solutions

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Employees of the Month! February 2017

February 2017 Employees of the Month!

At Your Employment Solutions we know that the staffing business is the people business. YES, we want to help people find good jobs in Utah! Our company mission is to match the right person to the right job every time. That said, we truly appreciate and care about the people we get to meet and work with on a daily basis. We wouldn’t have been voted one of the best places to work in Utah two years in a row if not for our hard-working and incredible co-workers and employees!

Congratulations Hunter Buchanan!

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We want to congratulate Hunter Buchanan who was our February Employee of the Month in Logan, Utah! Jordyn Arnold, one of our great account managers, nominated Hunter and had this to say about him:

“Hunter is a very hard worker who always gets the job done. He has great attendance, picks up on the job very quickly, and is always reliable with anything he is asked to do. We are grateful for how well he represents YES.”

We asked Hunter to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing through my friends.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Testing, it’s simple.

3. What do you think would make YES better? I can’t think of anything!

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It’s super simple to work with and fun.

Hunter was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hat for his great work. Thanks again Hunter for being a part of the hard-working Logan, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Noemi Ibarra!

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We want to congratulate Noemi Ibarra who was our February Employee of the Month for one of out clients in Ogden, Utah! Seth Hopkin, one our great managers, nominated Noemi and had this to say about her:

“Noemi is a great employee. She has shown a regular ability to be on time and get her work done. She has been easy to work with and dependable in her department. We appreciate her good attitude and are glad to recognize her for her efforts!”

We asked Noemi to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing agency online through Indeed.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Fresenius, it’s my first job and I’m proud to be part of this company.

3. What do you think would make YES better? YES is excellent like it is.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? It is a good place to get a job!

Noemi was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for her great work. Thanks again Noemi for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Juan Ramirez!

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We want to congratulate Juan Ramirez who was our February Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Rosyne Pedreanez, one of our great account managers, nominated Juan and had this to say about him:

“Juan has been such a wonderful addition to our team here at Sephora. He is always willing to take on any task and keeps such an awesome attitude around his peers. He takes the initiative to try and learn more than just the minimum. Juan is friendly, courteous, helps his team mates and always has time to shoot ya a BIG smile!”

We asked Juan to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? A friend recommended YES many years ago.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? Sephora, I really like the environment there; it is very diverse, social and I enjoy being able to learn all the different duties related to the job.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Keep maintaining and nurturing relationships with the employees.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would tell them to be stable, committed, dependable, show up for work, play by the rules and be disciplined.

Juan was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for his great work. Thanks again Juan for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Yuran Somen!

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We want to congratulate Yuran Somen who was our February Employee of the Month for one of our clients in Salt Lake City! Alejandra Ledesma, one of our great account managers, nominated Yuran and had this to say about him:

“Yuran always comes in with the best attitude to our office and works hard every day. He makes our lives easier because we don’t have to worry about his department being short and he always clocks in which helps a lot when doing payroll!”

We asked Yuran to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what he told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I had a friend who was working through your agency and recommended it.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? So far working at Genysis. I like the people I work with.

3. What do you think would make YES better? I think a little more communication between the agency, the company, and the employee could be better.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would tell them to go for it. It’s a very good agency.

Yuran was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for his great work. Thanks again Yuran for being a part of the hard-working Salt Lake City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Robyn Austin Hernandez!

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We want to congratulate Robyn Austin who was our February Employee of the Month for our Ogden, Utah staffing office! Eithan Smalley, one of our great account managers, nominated Robyn and had this to say about her:

“Robyn is reliable, a very hard worker, and has great attendance.”

Robyn was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for her great work. Thanks againRobyn for being a part of the hard-working Ogden, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Christina Robert!

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We want to congratulate Christina Robert who was our February Employee of the Month for one of our on-site clients in North Salt Lake! David Carrejo, one of our amazing North Salt Lake account managers, nominated Christina and had this to say about her:

 “Christina has shown she is a rock star. Her lead and supervisor had great reviews about her. We would like to thank Christina for doing such a great job!”

We asked Christina to answer a few questions about YES. Here’s what she told us.

1. How did you find out about YES? I found your staffing agency through a friend.

2. Whats been your favorite job through YES? I like this job.

3. What do you think would make YES better? Free food on Friday.

4. What would you tell someone looking into working with YES? I would recommend them to work with YES.

Christina was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES hoodie for her great work. Thanks again Christina for being a part of the hard-working Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

Congratulations Jasmin Alatorre Hernandez!

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We want to congratulate Jasmin Alatorre Hernandez who was our February Employee of the Month for our West Valley City, Utah staffing office! Kennth Vanderburg, one of our excellent account managers, nominated Jasmin and had this to say about her:

“Jasmin has been one of our most reliable and dedicated employees throughout her tenure here. We really appreciate the attitude that she brings to work with her every day and how much of a great asset to our company she is.”

Jasmin was awarded a thank-you certificate and YES shirt for her great work. Thanks again Jasmin for being a part of the hard-working West Valley City, Utah staffing team at Your Employment Solutions!

My Favorite Experience in Staffing.

love my jobStaffing Agencies Can Provide Many Rewarding Opportunities and Experiences

Having the opportunity to start at a young age in the staffing industry has been a great experience. I have gained a lot of knowledge about the job market and continue to learn many things. One of my favorite experiences in staffing has been and will always be the satisfaction an individual gets when they end up getting hired on permanently to a company. The thought that you changed someone’s life and helped them find a solution to their problem is always a good feeling.

Not having a job in this economy can be very challenging and difficult for families. People dealing with hardship either because they have lost their job or simply because their current employment does not pay enough to live comfortably. It can be extremely hard to find work if you don’t have the right mindset and skills that companies look for in an individual. A staffing agency is one of the many places that people go to for employment.

Misconceptions in Staffing

There are many misconceptions about staffing agencies that people believe and for that reason end up avoiding and losing many opportunities. It is a great place to start where you can prove your skills and eventually gain full-time employment. Many of the large companies simply do not have the time and prefer to use agencies to do their hiring. They know that with an agency they will have the opportunity to choose an individual that truly wants to work hard and prove their abilities. That is the expectation that I have when I make the selection and hire associates for my clients.

Second Chances

Many times I come across individuals who do not succeed but there is always a reason as to why they end up failing. I like to give people a second chance to prove themselves. Sometimes it takes another opportunity for people to learn from their mistakes, correct them, and move on. I can relate to this because I myself remember when I first started working in a staffing agency, I ended up making the same mistake. I was young and you can probably say I was not reliable to the point where my supervisor was doubting my dependability. I did not want to be that person that did not take responsibility for my actions therefore I decided to make changes and turn things around. Thankfully my supervisor did not give up on me and I ended up proving myself. Which is why I always tell people, “If you want a full-time job you will find one here. It is up to each individual to excel and find the opportunities that are being offered.”

utah staffingIt always makes me happy to see somebody succeed and get hired. I enjoy getting that one surprise phone call every now and then from an employee calling just to thank me for helping them find a permanent job. I can hear the excitement and the feeling of accomplishment. I like to remind them that it is their hard work paying off and that every little sacrifice makes a difference. It is a satisfying feeling and at the end of the day it reminds me of when I was given a second opportunity. For this reason it is why this is my favorite part of my job.

Irvin Lopez
Account Manager | North Salt Lake, Utah Staffing Office
Your Employment Solutions

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